FBI Leaders to Talk Tech Policy at Rice Baker Event June 6

Rice University

Jill Murphy, deputy assistant director of counterintelligence at the FBI, and the leadership of the FBI's Houston field office will dialogue with members of the academic and Asian American communities at a June 6 event hosted by Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy.

In 2022, the Department of Justice ended its China Initiative - a strategy to counter Chinese espionage and threats to U.S. research security - after academic and civil rights groups raised concerns about bias and damage to the United States' scientific enterprise. However, there were several recent media reports of border entry issues for Chinese graduate students and academic researchers who are green card-holders and even American citizens.

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The panel event will examine gaps between national science and technology policy and its implementation. It will also explore the possibility of establishing a regular communication channel between the academic and Asian American communities with FBI field offices.

WHAT: Baker Institute event - A Dialogue Between the Academic and Asian American Communities and the FBI.

WHO: Sergio Lira, vice president at Texas Multicultural Advocacy Coalition; Paul Cherukuri, vice president for innovation at Rice; Kelly Choi, supervisory special agent at the FBI Houston Field Office; David Donatti, senior staff attorney at American Civil Liberties Union of Texas; Neal Lane, senior fellow of science and technology policy at the Baker Institute; Jill Murphy, deputy assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI; Gisela Perez Kusakawa, executive director of the Asian American Scholar Forum; Georgette Pickering, assistant special agent in charge at the FBI Houston Field Office; Gordon Quan, managing partner and co-founder of Quan Law group and former Houston city council member; and Douglas Williams, special agent in charge at the FBI Houston Field Office.

WHEN: Thursday, June 6, 4 - 6 p.m.

WHERE: Register here for the livestream.

This event is co-sponsored by the Baker Institute Science and Technology Program, Rice University's Office of Innovation, the APA Justice Task Force, and the Texas Multicultural Advocacy Coalition with support from Rice University's Office of Research.

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